Brothers Mark and Max Kartchner have been volunteering with Esperança’s Surgical Missions since the 90’s! Mark is the surgeon, and Max is the anesthesiologist. Their work as a family has been felt in 22 missions with Esperança, with a total count of over 1,400 people saved! The two brothers have never fallen short of amazing, making an impact in the world with every mission they have been on.
We as an organization have been lucky to have had such a dynamic family dedicate so much of their time to our cause. It is with a sad goodbye that Mark and Max are hanging up their surgical masks and retiring as volunteers for Esperança. The lives changed will stand as a testament to their selfless work, and Esperança is truly grateful for their service.